All in the Family

What if your health as an adult was shaped by your experiences as a child? A study takes a look at how our mental health as youth can influence our physical health as adults. 

Ideas - CBC Radio - December 13, 2011

Alcoholism, cancer, heart disease & obesity may be, in part, influenced by negative childhood experiences.  One of the lead researchers, Dr. Vincent Felitti discusses the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study stating, "...in recent years, an extraordinary, retrospective study reveals that childhood abuse may lie at the core of some diseases that show up in middle-aged adults." 

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Findings from the study can be found here.

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain
~ John Locke

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